Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 5th, 1998
The organization received reports of 253,867 cases of TB in 1996, bringing the rate of infection to 32 per 100,000 people.
"The emergence of new pathogens and diseases, the re-emergence of problems such as tuberculosis, and antimicrobial resistance are evidence of the need to maintain and improve the surveillance systems for acute diseases and other health problems in the region," said the PAHO report.
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